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UnitedHealth Group Healthcare Economics Analyst - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a healthcare economics analyst, you will be responsible for identifying new medical cost savings opportunities. This position will assess new opportunities by leveraging insights from data, dashboards, tools, policies, industry trends, and by soliciting input from a broad network of experts across Optum.

You will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze claims data and identify trend and outlier patterns that lead to payment integrity interventions

  • Develop, implement, and communicate savings methodologies for unique interventions

  • Direct data analysts in supporting routine reporting and analytics resources for key customers

  • Translate key business partner analytic needs into technical requirements for data analysts

  • Present data analyses and key findings

Are you ready to set the pace as an expert problem solver? You will be challenged with ensuring data makes sense and knowing when to dig deeper. You will also be tasked with communicating the results of your work in a meaningful way to broad audiences, including our valuable clients.

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of experience with SAS and SQL

  • Experience reporting and analyzing medical claims data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using R or Python to implement predictive analytics models

  • Experience using Tableau or PowerBI

  • Actuarial exam experience

  • Coding certification through AAPC or AHIMA

Careers with Optum . Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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